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The Reality Daily

In this special series, Dave Lomas offers encouragements, insights, and meditations for you to engage with in our current moment.

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Episode 54: A Critical Conversation on Identity with Janet Ikpa
Dave Lomas & Janet Ikpa
Dave Lomas has a conversation with Janet Ikpa regarding true identity and how Jesus, faith, being black, and being a woman all connect in this unique cultural moment. Janet is a faithful member of our church community who regularly serves in multiple capacities.
20200529
22:55
Episode 53: Identity & Calling
Matt Barrios
Matt Barrios reflects on the relationship between knowing our identity in Christ and discovering our vocation and calling. Matt is the Leadership Training & Development Minister on staff at Reality SF.
20200528
14:12
Episode 52: Become Who You Are
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on what the Scriptures say about who we are, and the process of discovering and becoming who we are.
20200527
10:02
Episode 51: Identity in Place
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas continues our conversation on identity and answers some questions he received in response to Sunday's teaching. Our past series "A New Identity" is available at https://bit.ly/2ZCLrZG 
20200526
15:56
Episode 50: Putting It Into Practice
Jessica Gracewski
Jessica Gracewski reflects on our focus of Biblical Literacy, meditating on Psalm 23 and putting into practice some tools introduced this past week. Jessica is the Leadership Care & Support Director at Reality SF.
20200522
7:49
Episode 49: Stay in the Story
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the the 4-Part Gospel, and the importance of remaining in the story by reading the Bible regularly and living out our role in it.
20200521
11:02
Episode 48: The Bible with Tim Mackie
Dave Lomas & Tim Mackie
Dave Lomas has a conversation discussing all things Bible with Tim Mackie. Tim is the Co-Founder, Creative Director, & Writer for BibleProject, has a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies, and is a professor at Western Seminary.
20200520
32:05
Episode 47: Why Is the Bible Hard to Understand?
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on why the Bible is so hard to understand, and offers three practical postures to take when reading it.
20200519
15:31
Episode 46: Remembering the Year of Biblical Literacy
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the connection between participating in the reality of God and learning about Him through the Scriptures. The teaching series "The Bible & Authority" is available at https://bit.ly/2WLDVdn
20200518
10:45
Episode 45: What If
Matt Barrios
Matt Barrios prompts us to look at this season differently, focusing not on our loss, but on what we buried long ago that is now being resurrected. Matt is the Leadership Training & Development Minister at Reality SF.
20200515
13:10
Episode 44: What We Bury
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas continues with this theme of burying and planting, reflecting on the desire to possess our lives and Jesus' ultimate call to let go.
20200514
6:48
Episode 43: Planted, Not Buried
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on John 12:24 and the need for certain plans to be planted, or buried, in order for new growth to happen.
20200513
9:23
Episode 42: Not Buried, Planted
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the parables of Jesus as an insight into the ways God wants to surprise us.
20200512
7:23
Episode 41: The Slow Work of God
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the importance of patience and being present for what God is currently working in you.
20200511
11:00
Episode 40: Ahmaud (Feat. Bryan Loritts)
Dave Lomas & Bryan Loritts
Dave Lomas and Bryan Loritts have a conversation in response to the story of Ahmaud Arbery. Bryan is the Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View.
20200508
18:41
Episode 39: Breaking Dependencies
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on Exodus 13 and why God sometimes leads us by the longer route.
20200507
5:54
Episode 38: Manna
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on Christianity as a daily practice of dependence on God.
20200506
8:42
Episode 37: Partnering with God
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas leads us through a guided exercise centered on our No Need Among Us initiative.
20200505
13:56
Episode 36: Depression
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas expands on some comments he made about depression in yesterday’s sermon, "No Need Among Us."
20200504
13:59
Episode 35: What We Do Not See with Matt Barrios
Matt Barrios
Matt Barrios reflects on the relationship between hope and the unseen. Matt is the Leadership Training & Development Minister at Reality SF.
20200501
8:28
Episode 34: Cultivating Hope with John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer reflects on how we cultivate the theological virtue of hope in our lives, even during times of trouble. John Mark is the Pastor of Vision & Teaching at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon.
20200430
12:58
Episode 33: Shaken with Bryan Loritts
Bryan Loritts
Bryan Loritts reflects on having hope in the midst of a shaken world. Bryan is the Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View.
20200429
13:47
Episode 32: Meditation on Hope with Eugene Cho
Eugene Cho
Eugene Cho reflects on hope as a journey. Eugene is the founder and former Senior Pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, and the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages.
20200428
14:26
Episode 31: A Check-In on Hope
Dave Lomas
In today’s episode, Dave Lomas tries a new format for Mondays where he checks in, responds to some questions, and shares what’s top of mind seven weeks into shelter-in-place.
20200427
28:17
Episode 30: When God Feels Distant (Feat. Joe Tuson)
Dave Lomas & Joe Tuson
In this episode, Dave Lomas has a conversation with Joe Tuson, one of the Lay Elders at Reality SF, to discuss how to pray when God feels distant.
20200424
18:40
Episode 29: Humility
Jess Gracewski
Jessica Gracewski reflects on how we can get in our own way when it comes to experiencing God's presence. Jessica is the Leadership Care & Support Director at Reality SF.
20200423
8:16
Episode 28: Restlessness
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the restlessness we are feeling because of our boredom or anxiety.
20200422
8:28
Episode 27: Putting a Voice to It
Dale Gustafson
Dale Gustafson reflects on putting a voice to your soul to experience the presence of God.
20200421
10:28
Episode 26: Barriers to Experiencing God
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the barriers that keep us from experiencing the felt presence of God, and then leads a practice through the Prayer of Examen.
20200420
10:21
Episode 25: Loss (Feat. Britt Merrick)
Dave Lomas & Britt Merrick
Dave Lomas sits down in a conversation with Britt Merrick to discuss loss and how to face it. Britt is the Founding Pastor of the Reality Family of Churches.
20200417
18:42
Episode 24: A New Normal
Ruthie Kim
Ruthie Kim reflects on the new normal of our spiritual lives that we are being invited into. Ruthie is the founder of Because Justice Matters and part of the RSF teaching team.
20200416
6:50
Episode 23: Making Space for God
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on why prayer feels so hard and how we can start to make space for God in quarantine.
20200415
10:48
Episode 22: Hunger for Hope
Melissa Weinisch
Melissa Weinisch reflects on the places we can and should look for hope. Melissa is the Youth Minister at Reality SF.
20200414
7:58
Episode 21: The Day After Easter
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on how we're feeling the day after Easter in relation to our current moment.
20200413
5:04
Episode 20: Immanuel Prayer (Feat. David McKinney)
Dave Lomas & David McKinney
In this episode, Dave Lomas and David McKinney, the RSF Prayer Minister, discuss what our Prayer Ministry has looked like in this season, and then walk through the practice of Immanuel Prayer.
20200410
19:08
Episode 19: Letting God Pray for You
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas leads us in a short meditation focused on allowing the Spirit to intercede on our behalf.
20200409
6:47
Episode 18: Health in Quarantine
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas shares his "6 P’s of Quarantine" to aid in mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
20200408
7:45
Episode 17: Trinity Prayer
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas meditatively leads us through the Trinity Prayer.
20200407
7:04
Episode 16: I Am So Small
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas begins Holy Week with a reflection on us as Christ's beloved.
20200406
7:49
Episode 15: Name It (Feat. Al Abdulla)
Dave Lomas & Al Abdulla
In this episode, Dave Lomas has a conversation with Al Abdulla from Reality Boston about the importance of naming our emotions and asking for help.
20200403
29:48
Episode 14: Killing Time
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the temptation to simply kill time until we get back to our "real lives."
20200402
7:19
Episode 13: Your Lament
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas leads us through a practice of lament.
20200401
8:27
Episode 12: Tell the Truth
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the need to lament, not only the pain in our own lives, but the brokenness of our world.
20200331
6:36
Episode 11: The Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the importance of allowing our emotions to pass through us, especially when it comes to grief.
20200330
7:38
Episode 10: Grief & Prophecy (Feat. Ruthie Kim)
Dave Lomas & Ruthie Kim
In this episode, Dave Lomas has a conversation with Ruthie Kim, who is a part of the Reality SF teaching team and founder of Because Justice Matters. Dave and Ruthie discuss the importance of grief and creating space to hear God's voice.
20200327
25:49
Episode 9: Detox
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on our current domestic lifestyle and our need to detox from the false self.
20200326
8:31
Episode 8: Doxology
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on a rendition of the hymn, "Doxology," sung in the key of our current moment.
20200325
7:00
Episode 7: Enduring Hard Things
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the discipline of God, and, as Hebrews 12 states, how we have the ability to view our hardships as an opportunity for teaching.
20200324
11:55
Episode 6: We Will Find a Way & Psalm 13
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the first week of shelter-in-place and our online Sunday Digital Worship Gathering, and then meditates on Psalm 13.
20200323
11:45
Episode 5: Hello from the Future (Feat. Francis Chan)
Dave Lomas & Francis Chan
In this special episode, Dave Lomas has a conversation with Francis Chan, who just recently moved to Hong Kong. Dave and Francis discuss what things are like right now in China, what this pandemic means for the worldwide Church, and how Christians can make the most of this time.
20200320
33:36
Episode 4: End of the World as We Know It
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on the anxiety and worry we’re experiencing in this moment due to not knowing what the future will be like. What kind of posture should we have when we don’t know the future and can’t control it?
20200319
10:13
Episode 3: How to Be Present When You’re Not Present
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on our current dependence on technology and how it makes being present challenging. He then shares how we can be present to others in this time by being present with God.
20200318
7:16
Episode 2: Shelter-in-Place, the New Monasticism
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas reflects on today’s new shelter-in-place health code order in San Francisco and how it forces us into a new monasticism. Dave explains what monasticism is and how God can use this time to make us a more loving, peaceful presence of Christ in our city.
20200317
9:57
Episode 1: Spreading the Right Thing
Dave Lomas
Dave Lomas introduces this special series called, "The Reality Daily," where he'll offer encouragements, insights, and meditations for you to engage with in our current moment. More episodes to come.
20200316
15:24